Living half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for innovative songwriting. Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is on a strong path with somuch interest and support from DJs, tastemakers, her contemporaries and key people in themusic industry. She has been gaining the reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop.
Rachael Dadd is set to release her 6th album Flux on Memphis Industries on the 8thNovember 2019. Produced with Marcus Hamblett (Villagers / Laura Marling), Flux is aresponse to external and internal tides: the flow of life up-rooted; a protest against the flow ofrecent political history; a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home. Collaboratorsinclude multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill (Willie Mason / Matthew and the Atlas),drummer Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes), bassist Jim Barr (Portishead) andvocalists Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit).Flux follows Rachael’s highly acclaimed album We Resonate which came out on French labelTalitres and Sweetdreams Press (Japan), and a string of releases on Broken Sound (UK),Lost Map (UK), Sweetdreams Press and Angel’s Egg (Japan).
She has received widesupport from DJs on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 LateJunction, BBC radio 4, Xfm, France Musique on which she was invited for a 6 songsession.In 2016 her solo Piano and Projection show received an Emerging Excellence Award. Shehas toured this formation as well as full band and solo across venues and festivals in the UK,Europe, Australia and Asia. Her countless festival performances include End of the Road(Tipi stage), Green Man (Cinema tent), Glastonbury, Truck, Farmest, Wilderness, LeFestival Les Femmes s’en Mêlent (France), Mandrea Festival (Italy), Woodford (Australia), Women in (E)Motion (Germany), and so many more.
Headline tours includetwice around the UK, once in Europe and most years in Japan since 2008. Rachael regularly tours with long time friends and collaborators This is the Kit and Rozi Plain, as well asDavid Thomas Broughton, Francois and the Atlas Mountains and Alessi`s Ark.Rachael co-curated Bristols SHHH festival (a celebration of quiet & diverse music),instigated the group exhibition DIY is all you need with fellow musicians and artists, andcurated and hosted Rachael Dadd and Friends at Kings Place, London. In Japan she haswritten for some top names such as UA and Gontiti, and performed to an audience of 4000 atTokyo’s famous NHK Hall. With a First in fine art, Rachael puts great attention into theconceptual and visual through her music videos, album artwork, hand-made merchandise andexhibitions.
Rachael is published by Wipe Out Music Ltd, signed to Memphis Industries, managed byJames Pengrum of Peel Park Management, and Yuppies Music represent her for live bookings in the UK, while in France UN DEUX UN DEUX represent her.